JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Campbell County students improved academic achievement in 2021-2022; nearly all schools met their academic goals. Related story from the Tennessee Department of Education.

For the district, students in grades 3-5 showed the most improvement with an increase of 7% students who met state expectations on their Math and ELA TCAPS. This means over 140 students met expectations who did not meet them in 2020-2021. Both middle and high school students also showed gains of 5.9% and 5% respectively. All three grade bands met their Annual Measurable Objective (AMO), which is the district’s yearly goal.

For individual schools, Valley View Elementary, Jacksboro Middle, and Jellico High School met their Double AMO. Caryville Elementary, Jacksboro Elementary, LaFollette Elementary, Elk Valley Elementary, Jellico Elementary, and White Oak all met their AMO. Campbell County High School missed their AMO by a tenth of a percentage point. LaFollette Middle had an increase achievement of 1%, but they did not meet their AMO. Wynn Habersham Elementary was the only school to lose ground in achievement.

On the district’s achievement gains, Director of Schools Jennifer Fields said, “The Campbell County School System has some of the most knowledgeable, competent teachers you will find anywhere in the state.  The district’s achievement gains are the result of the dedication, hard work, and data driven instruction that our teachers delivered on a daily basis.  That, combined with a genuine love for students, produced the results we were striving for in our schools.”

These gains put Campbell County Schools’ achievement scores back to pre-COVID levels. In addressing the quick recovery from learning loss, Fields said, “Our schools were equipped to make a quick recovery from learning loss with the implementation of additional tutoring, high quality professional development tailored to the needs of each school, and summer learning camps to help close learning gaps.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/06/2022-9AM)